Dustin McGowan held the Pirates to one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five over seven innings for the win on Sunday.
Since allowing six earned runs in a start back on April 23, McGowan has been pitching very well having surrendering only three runs over his last two outings. There was speculation that Marcus Stroman would be McGowan's replace if he had continued to struggle, but that has not been the case and the Blue Jays decided to promote their youngster anyway and use him out of the bullpen. For now McGowan's job is safe, but he is still not someone you want to have on your fantasy roster. He will look to continue moving in the right direction when he takes on the Angels on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Houston on Sunday.
Castillo benefitted greatly from Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s recent injury as Castillo played a large majority of the games behind the plate in Salty’s absence. And he played well as his wOBA since the All-Star break is over .450. But he struck out in almost 40 percent of his plate appearances and rode a .400 BABIP to most of his success. With Salty back now and regression likely for Castillo, don’t count on as much from him going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley
The Indians are weighing the possibility to placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Kipnis DH'ed on Friday and Saturday nights before sitting out on Sunday, so apparently this shoulder injury has been an isue for a few days now. Kipnis has ridden a .375 BABIP to an excellent .326 batting average this season. He has been hitting line drives at an incredibly high rate, but counting on a super-high line drive rate to continue is foolhardy, so Kipnis could be in line for some regression in that department if this injury doesn't knock him out for the rest of the year. Analysis: Brett Talley